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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

European Banks' Post-Crisis Litigation Could Cost $100 Billion Bloomberg News
EU watchdog tells insurers to prepare in case of hard Brexit Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

Bank of England, Treasury and FCA act in unison to charm EU banks Financial Times
Nomura Suspends Two Junk-Bond Traders in London Bloomberg News
Pension funds set to transform British businesses doing good Reuters
UK motor insurers to enjoy a rebound while home insurers' profits fall in 2018: EY Reinsurance News
Tracker mortgage cases may top 36,000 as Ulster Bank talks continue The Irish Times
Tracker impact wanes with AIB reversing losses and closing up The Irish Times
AIB faces €317,000 staff relocation bill Irish Independent

Barclays
BRIEF-Barclays Announces Reductions Of Minimum Early Redemption Size Of Certain Leveraged Equity And Currency ETNs Reuters

Chaucer
Chaucer creates reinsurance sidecar to back Syndicate 1084 portfolio Reinsurance News
The Hanover creates sidecar for Chaucer Syndicate Business Insurance

Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank faces legal action over alleged mis-selling of loans The Daily Telegraph

Hastings Group Holdings
Hastings Direct wins court battle against personal injury fraudster Post

Legal & General Group
Prudential & Legal & General conclude $800m longevity reinsurance deal Reinsurance News

Lloyd's of London
BRIEF-Travelers Appoints Nick Rnjak To Lead Lloyd'S Platform Reuters

Permanent TSB Group Holdings
PTSB dividend payouts banned Irish Independent

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS reshuffle as Sandy Crombie steps down and Lena Wilson joins board The Times
RBS appoints Lena Wilson to its board Financial Times

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

JPMorgan 'seriously breached' Swiss rules in 1MDB transactions Financial Times
Switzerland Says the EU Is Trying to Weaken Its Financial Center Bloomberg News
Swiss Central Bank Rescues Company It Needs to Make Banknotes Bloomberg News
Verdi warns about job losses Handelsblatt

C-Quadrat Investment
Vienna clears HNA to takeover Deutsche-linked asset manager Financial Times

Deutsche Bank
Sareb hands over to Deutsche Bank a loan portfolio of 375 million euros Europa Press

Munich Re
Munich Re in $83.7m Eden Re II 2018 reinsurance sidecar placement Artemis

Raiffeisen Gruppe Switzerland
A Christmas present for Pierin Vincenz Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Swiss supervisor ends investigation into ex-Raiffeisen CEO Reuters

UBS Group
UBS Told to Pay $903,000 After Losing Retaliation Verdict Bloomberg News
UBS eyes wider rollout of online wealth management service Reuters
UBS is considering worldwide launch of digital asset manager Handelsblatt
UBS: promotion for real estate experts finews.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Amundi
Amundi will absorb research costs L'Agefi

Crédit Agricole
BRIEF-Credit Agricole Completes Acquisition Of Three Italian Savings Banks Reuters

Groupe BPCE
BRIEF-BPCE appoints Francois Riahi as Chief Executive In Charge Of Finance, Strategy, Legal Affairs Reuters

ING Groep
ING amply meets capital requirements ECB De Telegraaf
ING reduces Vastned advice De Telegraaf

KBC Group
BRIEF-KBC Says Informed By ECB Of Its New Minimum Capital Requirements Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The independence movement retains the majority despite the historic victory of Ciudadanos El País
Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU Reuters
Catalonia election: Separatist parties keep their majority BBC

Banco Popular Español
The JUR will not publish the Deloitte report on Banco Popular before mid-January Expansión

Bankia
Bankia raises pre-retirement from 57 years and maintains the adjustment in 2,510 employees by the merger with BMN Europa Press
The unions do not accept the ERE of Bankia with 2,510 casualties El País

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Government authorizes CGD bank sales in South Africa, Spain and Brazil Jornal de Negócios

CaixaBank
CaixaBank appoints Tomás Muniesa as new vice president, replacing Antonio Massanell Europa Press
CaixaBank agrees to purchase the TPV business and card issuance business of BPI for 113 million Europa Press
BPI sells means of payment business to CaixaBank for € 113 million Economia

Cecabank
Antonio Massanell resigns as president of Cecabank Europa Press

Millennium BCP
BCP is not a priority for Sonangol Jornal de Negócios

Novo Banco
Novo Banco raises capital to 5.9 billion euros Jornal de Notícias
Lone Star injects another 250 million into the Novo Banco Jornal de Negócios
Papers from Panama: Novo Banco branch fined in Luxembourg Jornal de Notícias

ITALY AND GREECE

Greece's creditors must clarify post-bailout support plan - cenbank Reuters

Alpha Bank
Alpha: Financing € 200 million to SMEs - Extending the EIF agreement Kerdos

Anima Holding
UPDATE 1-Italy's Poste, Anima sign asset management deal Reuters

Attica Bank
Return to profitability for Attica Bank in the third quarter Naftemporiki

Banca Carige
Increase in additional for Carige. 144 million to be assigned Il Sole 24 Ore
Carige, increase subscribed to 71% ANSA

Banco BPM
Cattolica-Banco Bpm, the jv starts in March Il Sole 24 Ore

Credito Valtellinese
BRIEF-Creval ?says It Examined And Approved Merger By Incorporation Of Its 98.5 pct Controlled Company Credito Siciliano
Reuters ?

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sees $800 Million of Savings After Job Reductions Bloomberg News

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank: Agreement for the sale of Piraeus Bank Romania Kerdos

UniCredit
UniCredit CEO says bank focused on organic growth for now - Handelsblatt Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Swedish cbank says banks' capital requirements seen rising due to Basel III Reuters

Nordea Bank
Luxembourg gives Nordea a fine after Panama Papers Berlingske Business
Nordea and DNB get banned after the Panama launches Dagens Næringsliv

Østjydsk Bank
Østjydsk Bank Chief Executive believes in the future despite new write-downs Berlingske Business

EASTERN EUROPE

Russia's Putin: central bank plans to sell banks it rescues Reuters
World's Best Currency Still Too Good to Rush Czech Rate Hikes Bloomberg News
REFILE-Ukraine MPs don't expect vote on central bank chief on Thursday Reuters
Slovenia to sell its two largest state banks in 2019 Reuters
CB shook off the black list of bankers Banki.ru
Over 100 insurers can leave the market Vedomosti
Banks will have to reduce the rates of current loans Vedomosti
Lithuania raises banks' capital requirement from end-2018 Reuters

Bank Otkritie Financial Corp.
The Central Bank elected a new supervisory board for FC Otkritie Vedomosti

Bank Pekao
Bank Pekao allowed to book PLN 1.25 subordinated bond issue as Tier II capital PAP

Globex Commercial Bank
Russia's Globex bank says hackers targeted its SWIFT computers Reuters

PKO Bank Polski
PKO BP dismisses CFO Warsaw Business Journal

Privatbank
Ukraine finance minister wars with chief prosecutor over PrivatBank Reuters
High Court grants $2.5bn freezing order against Ukraine oligarchs City A.M.

Sberbank of Russia
Belarus's Paritetbank seeks to buy Sberbank's Ukraine subsidiary Reuters

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
U.S. jury begins 2nd day of deliberations in Turkish banker's trial Reuters
Second day of jury deliberation for Turkish banker ends with no verdict Reuters

Türkiye Is Bankasi
Turkey's Isbank says authorised to buy free float shares of units Reuters

The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major European publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. London time. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.

Please note that the Daily Dose Europe, Headlines edition will not be published Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 on account of the holidays. The Daily Dose Europe will return Dec. 27.